Jane Hoffman co-founded the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals in 2002 and has served as President and Chair of the Board of Directors ever since.
The Alliance was created to apply creative, targeted solutions to New York City’s homelessanimal crisis. Since 2003, the Alliance and its more than 150 community partners, including NYC’s Animal Care & Control (AC&C), have saved more than 237,000 animal lives. During the same period, euthanasia at AC&C has been reduced by 74 percent, making New York’s the lowest rate of euthanasia per capita of any major U.S. city.
Before helping to found the Alliance, Hoffman, an attorney, worked in private practice with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett specializing in taxation, executive compensation and estate planning. She was also a senior consultant at Handy Associates, a management consulting firm, working on mergers and acquisitions.
Hoffman is a founding member and former chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Legal Issues Pertaining to Animals, the first of its kind in the United States. In August of 2007, she received the inaugural Excellence in the Advancement of Animal Law Award from the organization’s national counterpart, the American Bar Association.
Hoffman speaks extensively around the country on the public/private partnership as a model of how animal welfare groups can work together to develop creative solutions to companionanimal overpopulation and animal-control issues. She is particularly proud of three Alliance initiatives – the PVF Boarding and Medical Fund, which pays for medical treatment and boarding for sick and injured animals so that they do not need to be euthanized; the Wheels of Hope transport program, which gets animals out of crowded city shelters quickly and safely; and the Feral Cat Initiative, which promotes the Alliance’s humane, non-lethal Trap-NeuterReturn (TNR) method, a nationally recognized model.
A native New Yorker, Hoffman received a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, an M.L.S. from Long Island University and a B.A. from Boston College.
Jane will appear on the Pet Radio Show this Sunday.
Sunday, 10 am PST, 1 pm EST, August 4th. Listen to the show HERE